Now is that a SWAG or fact?cjswag said:I am not trying to be contrarian or anything, but....
I have no doubt the bars may have initially acted as a pivot point but there HAD to be something else going on. Forgive the physics lecture here, but:
The forks may have compressed causing the highway bars to impact the pavement. The highway bars may have at this point become the "pivot point", bearing the weight of the rider and added force due to the downhill turn. At this point, however, the forks are no longer bearing the weight of the rider etc and would become unweighted. The forks would then become decompressed. You said the front wheel did not again touch the ground. If that's the case, I'd do some looking to see what ELSE failed.
Glad to hear you're okay, though. That road looks like a lot of fun.